This horrid disease is confined principally to those who are addicted to the free use of ardent spirits. The patient imagines he is surrounded by robbers, reptiles, or wild animals, and flies to the door or window to escape. His hands become tremulous, and he is restless and talkative.


A full course of medicine should be administered, steaming the patient in bed with heated stones wrapped in a damp cloth, placed at the feet and back. Give frequently of valerian or scullcap tea during its operation. The injections should be repeated and their strength increased, until the patient is quiet and inclined to sleep. It is found that kind treatment is much more. successful in restoring the patient than violence, as is usually the case under all other circumstances.